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Fotolia’s TEN Collection (Free .PSD Source File From Top Graphic Designer HelloHikimori)

Fotolia TEN Collection

If you haven’t yet heard of it, Fotolia’s TEN Collection is an innovative new digital art collection aiming to help teach graphic designers all over the world.

Every month for 10 months, Fotolia feature the work of a leading digital artist. The artist is given a broad theme and must come up with a stunning composition based around this theme. The final piece is then showcased on the Fotolia TEN website.

The most inspired part of this collection is that we get access to the source file for each of the ten designs, for free! This means that you get a rare look at the exact workflow and techniques used by some of the world’s greatest digital artists. Even as an experienced graphic designer I can see the value in this, as it’s a comprehensive breakdown of some very complex works of art. I personally have found the entire collection to be hugely inspiring, and I love seeing how different designers approach problems and manage their work.

This is actually the final piece of Fotolia’s TEN collection, which we first covered at the start of this year.

This final month is the turn of famous digital agency HelloHikimori. Their theme was ‘Drinks’, and their final composition is a stunningly detailed triumph of digital art. You can see this final piece below:

Fotolia TEN Collection

Here is a video breaking down some of HelloHikimori’s professional workflows and art direction. You also get an insight into their agency and daily lives:

I’ve just downloaded the .psd source file for this piece and it’s a great opportunity to learn from the best. This .psd is over 100 layers, and very detailed. You can easily see how the piece was built up from scratch, and the various techniques used in it’s construction.

IMPORTANT: The .psd source file is only available for free download today. After that it will cost £6. Every piece in the TEN Collection will offer it’s source file for free on the day of release (the 10th of the month), and then charge for it after this point. I really advise that you grab this source file while you still can.

Download the free source file now

Enter the Fotolia TEN Contest

Even though the Fotolia TEN collection is drawing to a close, it’s not over yet!

Fotolia are running a contest where you get a chance to enter your own composition for any one of their ten themes. There are over 200,000 Euros worth of prizes up for grabs, and the winner’s work will be featured in an ad campaign worth 180,000 Euros.

Check it out and learn how to enter today.

About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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